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THE NATIONAL COUNCIL
announces the pledging of Delta Xi Colony at Dallas Baptist College Dallas, Texas February 24, 1975
oenix ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA
EDITOR Betty Urban Wallick 676 Park Avenue York, Pa. 17402
PHOENIX STAFF Alumnae Editor Miss Lillian Ford 204 Hanbury Avenue Portsmouth, Virginia 23702 Collegiate Editor Miss Debbie Bukas 1720 Campbell Chicago Heights, Ill. 60411 Feature Editor Miss Paula Keyes 21 14 Lawnview Drive McKeesport, Penn. 15135 Art Director Miss Mary Jedrzejewski 3761 S. 58th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53220 Historian Hiwana Cupp Crompton 91 Belmont Drive Leesburg , Virginia 22075 THE PHOENIX of Alpha Sigma Alpha
Contents SUMMER ISSUE 1975 2
Maintain the Bridge
Alpha Sigma Alpha Announces
Missouri Chapter Advisers Honored
Mrs. Ethel Keller
8 Athleti c Center Dedicated 9
Springfield Alum Authors Book
Memories of a Year Gone By!
Colleg iate News
THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA, an educational journal, is published in the fall, winter, spring and summer of each year at Eden Publishing House, 1724 Chouteau Ave nue, St. Louis , Mo. 63103, official publishers for the sorority. The subscription price $1.50 a year. Send change of address and business correspondence to Alpha Sigma Alpha Nati onal Headquarters, 1201 East Walnut Street, Springfield, Mo. 65802. Address all correspondence of an editorial nature to the editor, Mrs. Philip Wa llick, 676 Park Ave nue, York, Pennsylvania 17402. Second-cl a ss postage pa id at St. Loui s, Missouri. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to National Headquarters, 120 I East Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri 65802.
Maintain the Bridge for a Future Crossing by Beverly Oneal Ellis
"Don't burn any bridges" is an old adage that holds true, perhaps now more than ever, for all sorority-affiliated women. With the average American family and business woman relocating every five years, housewives and career women find themselves faced with the almost overwhelming task of selecting new homes, establishing new footholds, making decisions, and meeting new friends more often than ever before. Unfortunately, many sorority chapters on the nation's campuses seem to instill in the collegian the attitude that once her education is completed, ~o is her sorority life. Many graduates who were very active in their collegiate chapters leave the campus with the feeling that their time will forevermore be consumed by career jobs, small children, new husbands, and budget-planning. They feel they will have no time for an alumnae group. Little do they realize that for the next few decades of their lives they may find themselves living in several different cities and searching for the very opportunities their college sorority offers them. Any alumna officer who has worked with updating a chapter's membership file can vouch for the fact that at least 50 per cent of the newlygraduated or relocated alumnae take no initial steps to affiliate with their local alumnae groups. A better understanding of their reasons for sometimes "burning the bridge" and not becoming active immediately could benefit both the alumnae groups and the new alumnae:
I am no longer interested zn what sorority has to offer. The advantages a Greek sorority offers after graduation, many women have learned, can outweigh those on the collegiate level. As individual interests mature, some women find their pleasures are no longer centered on the academic and social level, but begin to span_into the fields of philanthropies, homemaking, community affairs, or simply an occasional challenging conversation outside the boundaries of the home. An alumnae chapter offers friends in a new city, opportunities to assist in the group's philanthropic work, older women from whose experiences a new member can gain much, social contacts through which her husband or date can meet men on all levels of business and experience, bridge clubs, craft groups, and ideas from women who are rearing children, pursuing careers, and enjoying a fulfilled way-of-life. Alumnae who make this statement may well be burning a bridge they will want to use in the future for returning to an alumnae group.
My husband does not yet make enough money for me to compete with the more prosperous and successful members. . T~e com~on bond within an alumnae chapter fnendsh1p and not financial success. One would have to look far to find an alumnae group IS
where a woman's success is measured by the dollar-mark. The new member will soon discover that "success" is also achieved by the school teacher, social worker, military enlistedpersonnel, and public servant as well as the doctor, lawyer, and executive. She will be accepted by her alumnae friends as who she is and how she offers her friendship-not by her paycheck.
I work. Most of the nation's most active sorority alumnae DO work. Using one's job or career as an excuse for not participating in an alumnae chapter is robbing oneself of an association with one of the most fulfilling facets of American womanhood. An alumnae chapter in San Antonio, Texas, finding their membership saturated with career women and transient military personnel, solved the problem by asking members to designate functions for which they wanted to be contacted: evenings only, daytime only, parties only, Founders' Day only, philanthropic projects only, etc. They soon discovered that working women preferred nighttime meetings and parties while housewives liked daytime meetings and community involvement. By stating their interests at the first of the year, members were notified only as to the function they were free to attend-thus time was saved for both the caller and the working member. A woman who avoids an alumnae group only because she works is narrowing her relationships to those individuals within her home and career and is missing out on what a national sorority affiliation offers.
I live in an apartment and cannot possibly accommodate the group in my home. I would feel strange about going into other women's homes and not having them into my own. Every member contributes to a chapter in the way she can best serve. One way is through offering one's home for meetings, but there are many means other than acting as hostess. An aparunent dweller can serve as co-hostess by providing refreshments, help clean up after a meeting, plan programs, distribute name tags and reading material, decorate for parties, work on calling committees, assist in philanthropic projects, type newsletters, work with collegians- simply apply her talents to the benefit of the group.
I have a new baby and cannot attend most of the functions held by the chapter.
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True, small children hamper a young woman's activities, but once she enters the chapter, a new mother will soon discover she i not alone with her problem. Some alumnae groups hold occasional meetings in churches and use the nursery facilities at a minimal cost to young mothers. One chapter, perhaps many circulates a sitter list among members. Another chapter in Dayton, Ohio, has a function annually which includes the members' children-a picnic on a farm with farm animals, hay-rides, games, and fun for all ages. Most chapters have several daytime and several nighttime meetings in order to make attendance possible for mothers with small children. The problem of a young baby is not unique-most women encounter it-and it is not a valid reason for missing something worthwhile and stimulating.
All of the women are older than I am, and I feel uncomfortable at the meetings. Maybe in a few years I will be interested. While the members were all the same age in her college chapter, a new alumna can no longer expect to be surrounded only by age-level peers for the remainder of her experiences. If a new graduate will attend one alumnae meeting and make every effort to know and appreciate new friends of all ages, she will benefit for years to come. Sorority alumnae have found a friend can be any age within the realm of the chapter. Large city chapters have solved this uncomfortable feeling for young members through the organization of junior groups-chapters which operate as any other group but strive to interest the lower age-group. On the other hand, many chapters find that the relationship between their older and younger members is one of love and respect and is to be desired.
I never did graduate. Attending alumnae functions would be embarrassing for me. Although graduation is the goal of every c?llegian many do not achieve that goal for vahd, ~rso~al reasons. The fact that a woman did not graduate does not mean she never will. "Alumna" means that one is no longer a "collegian." Graduation is not a pre-requis~te of alumna membership. A new member will be welcomed with or without a degree. Some of the women who contribute most to their alumnae group do not hold the degree they started out to achieve. Again, it is friendship which is the com(Continued on page 5)
ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA ANNOUNCES
So many alumnae chapters have been added to our number since January 1975 that National Council extends its congratulations to all in this article. With the addition of alumnae chapters in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, there is surely one with which you as a present or future alumnae can find a warm relationship. Alpha Sigma Alpha commends all who worked hard to form these chapters.
ident of Alumnae Program, and Mary Lou Moseke, president of Valley of the Sun Alumnae Chapter, Phoenix were also present. Margaret Neff explained the advantages of becoming a part of National and those present voted to do so. Jayne Weible Cady YY, vice president, reported that twelve meetings a year were planned including coffee parties, picnics, dinners, and a Founders' Day Christmas luncheon. The chapter will perhaps work with the Phoenix Chapter in support of its philanthropic project.
SUN CITY, ARIZONA Fifteen charter members met at the home of Vera 路woods Summers ZZ on January 17, 1975. Margaret Angelcyk eff HH, National Vice Pres-
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Nancy Maxey Higgins A was hostess to nine charter members of the Charlotte area on January 29, 1975. All present had a happy time reminiscing about Longwood College days. Plans were made for future activities.
JOPLIN, MISSOURI February 16, 1975, was the date a group of Alpha Sigs chose to reorganize the alumnae chapter in Joplin, Missouri. The chapters in Murray, Kentucky, and Boston, Massachusetts, mentioned in the spring Phoenix were also reorganized chapters.
Sun_ City, A rizona Alumnae. Seated, left to right, Jayne Wet~le Cady YY, vice president ; Vera L entz Fey PX, Prestdent ; D orothy Callis King BB, secretary; and Eleanor Ha wes Erway TT, treasurer. Standing, left to right, Carolyn R ay Cary EE, Gladys Rice Adair ZZ, Harriet R ose W oo ds AB, Marion Gann Va il <1><1>, Esth er Palmer McConnell BB, Kathryn Van Meter Timberlake ZZ and Edith Ta ylor Harry BB. '
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA Fourteen Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area met on February 22, 1975, to request the formation of the Fort Lauderdale Area Alumnae Chapter. THE PHOENIX
SCRANTON AREA, SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA Six charter members were present on February 18, 1975, at the home of Donna Ronchi Salva ~E. A prime concern of those present was to work on increasing membership. (Take note those of you in the Scranton area.) A philanthropic project, a summer cook-out including family and friends, and an Avon cosmetics demonstration by Beverly Sadavage Zeller were among the activities planned. FLINT, MICHIGAN A group in Flint, Michigan, chartered an
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mon bond, not degree of success-either professional, financial, or academic.
I wanted to be an active alumna after gradwation> but no one called me. There are many ways to find one's alumnae group after graduation or relocation. A new alumna should inform her sorority's national office as to where she will be living, and, in most cases, the local chapter will be contacting her shortly. If she doesn't hear from the local group, she should take steps herself toward finding it. The local newspaper's women's news editor can usually supply the name of a local sorority or Panhellenic officer. The nearest university can give a newcomer the same information. The prospective alumna can watch the local newspaper for announcements of upcoming meetings. National sorority publications regularly carry the names and addresses of chapter officers who will see that the new member is informed of functions. The new alumna is well-advised to stay on the mailing list through the national office and keep them informed as to her address and name changes. Very often, she is not contacted because she can't be found in the local phone directory. She must, sometimes, take the first step herself toward becoming active on the alumna level. Most alumnae chapters are just as concerned as the newcomer or new graduate about finding, welcoming, and including her in their activities.
alumnae chapter with s1x members present on March 19, 1975. Margaret Neff, Vice President of Alumnae Program, reminds all Alpha Sigs that alumnae membership can help you -discover your own identity in a changing world -help collegians discover themselves and fraternity -help your community discover its own capabilities -help those around you discover the joys of living.
In fact, they may be searching for her during the same time she is hesitant about making that first contact. For alumnae chapters over the nation to continue to contribute to American womanhood and success of the Greek system on the college campus, the bridges that span the narrow gulf between the collegiate chapter and the alumnae chapter must not be burned but rather strengthened through friendship, understanding, and encouragement from those on both sides of the crossing.
Operation Brass Tacks "Maintain the Bridge for a Future Crossing" by Beverly Oneal Ellis is one of a series of articles prepared for sorority magazines through Operation Brass Tacks, a project of the National Panhellenic Editors Conference. Beverly Oneal Ellis is a free-lance writer from San Antonio, Texas, and has herself relocated several times. A graduate of North Texas State University, she has taught both English and Journalism and worked on publications in Denton and Fort Worth, Texas, and Centerville, Ohio. Mrs. Ellis is a Delta Gamma. Members of the Brass Tacks Committee are: Barbara Carvill, Delta Gamma, chairman; Florence Hood Miner, Delta Zeta; Diane Miller Selby, Kappa Kappa Gamma ; and Dolores Friess Stephenson, Theta Phi Alpha, treasurer. Address: N a tiona) Panhellenic Editors Conference, Delta Gamma Executive Offices, 3250 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43221 .
Missouri Chapter Advisers Honored
Jesse B. Jutten
Dr. Jesse B. Jutten, Northwest Missouri State University women's physical education faculty "Today, there is an emphasis in physical edumember from 1947 to 1952 and head of the cation in movement education for the pre-school women's division of physical education at Central and early school age child to develop a positive Missouri State University, was honored by CMSU self concept to enable each to grow and develop alumni, students, and colleagues. to his full potential," states Bonnie Magill. Dr. Jut.ten, who has headed the CMSU departThe chairman of the Northwest Missouri State University department of women's physical edu- ment for the past 20 years, was honored for her cation and recreation, Miss Magill was presented personal and university accomplishments. Miss Bonnie Magill, head of NWMSU's dea Professional Service Award by the Missouri partment of women's physical education and a Association for Health, Physical Education and colleague of Dr. Jutten's during her tenure at Recreation (MAHPER) and the Missouri State NV,T MSU,. credite~ Dr. Jut ten with organizing Department of Education. the first Sigma Phi D olphin Club on the MaryShe joined the Northwest Missouri State Univ~lle campus. Dr. Jutten was co-sponsor of Alpha versity faculty in 1943 after teaching in elementary and high school levels in Spring City and Sigma Alpha Sorority. _The honore_e taught for seven years at Central Joplin, Missouri. The recipient of a bachelor of High School m St. Joseph prior to joining the science degree in education from Southwest MisWomen's Marine Corps in 1913. souri State University, she holds a master's from During the 1_971 A'LA Founders' Day Dinner, Columbia University, and has attended the Unia plaque beanng Jutten's name was preversity of California-Los Angeles and the Unisented to her. This became the Jessie Jutten versity of Indiana for further study. Award to be presented annually to a member of Among her many contributions, Miss Magill has s~n:ed as officer for state physical education Zeta ~eta ~hapter selected according to the assoCiatiOns as well as local organizations. She followmg cr_H~na-~nselfish service and loyalty has served as Northwest Missouri Coordinator for ~o A'LA; spmt, attitude and personality; willthe Lifetime Sports Clinic held in Missouri, the n~gness to accept responsibility; ability to work AAHPER for Girls' and Women's Sports, as well with oth~rs; leadership in sorority, college and community. as the Missouri High School Activities AssociaAt Central Missouri State, where she started as tion.
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vÂŤrs. 8tltel Keller :Dedicates Jler ÂŁife to the Mentallv J<etarded by Paula A. Keyes, Feature Editor
Mrs. Ethel Ellis Keller of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has always been against the large institutions in far away secluded places. The return of the socially competent yet mentally retarded adults to the communities is a big step forward. Funds for the Activity Center have not been forthcoming, so Mrs. Keller is writing letters, making phone calls and speaking to groups in behalf of the adult retarded. A 1931 graduate of Michigan State Normal College and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Mu Mu Chapter, Mrs. Keller received a master's in education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1939. At the birth of her son, who was mentally retarded, she went back to teaching and started working on a master's in special education at Eastern Michigan University. Once she received this degree she went into teaching the educable mentally retarded in Ypsilanti. She did this for 18 years. As her son needed the programs, she and her husband Henry have worked for them. Mrs. Keller served as the coordinator for four summers of the Parents Workshop for mentally handicapped at Eastern Michigan University. She then served as general chairman for State Conference of M.A.R.C., an officer in the Michigan Association for Retarded Children for six years, a member of the Speakers Bureau for State Association. In addition to these responsibilities, Mrs.
Keller has worked as a scout leader, delegate to the Lansing for the White House Conference on Education, Red Cross and Community drives for polio, muscular dystrophy and retarded children. She has also given of her time to consult with many parents of handicapped children. In her teaching of handicapped children over the years, the retired teacher has provided kindness, understanding, patience and tolerance. Her most recent program is the Development Center for retarded adults. Involving 70 adults, this institution is sending these adults into their communities. They live in foster homes and in four houses in two communities around Ann Arbor. The problem, however, is that at present there is a cut in funds for the running of the Center. Therefore, the Kellers are battling the powers of the legislature for the retarded adults. The Kellers are also the parents of another daughter who is a teacher of the emotionally disturbed. She is married and has two daughters. So Mrs. Keller claims that her hobbies include her granddaughters, hooking rugs, crocheting and doing needlepoint. She also works for the Red Cross Blood Unit one day a week. According to this devoted Alpha Sig, "Our alumnae organization has faded away as so many girls moved to other states because their husbands' work was elsewhere. Still, I see sisters occasionally socially."
the Physical Education Majors Club, the Sigma Phi Dolphin Swim Club, the Phi Phi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha, the cheerleaders corps, and Delta Psi Kappa Physical Education Honors Club. Miss Magill's hobbies include needlepoint, embroidering quilts, wood carving and reading. For the young people entering the field of physical education, Miss Magill quotes from UPDATE. "There is a growing demand for specialists educated to work with young children.'' For those desiring to work with older students, an area of specialization is also important.
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Miss Magill annually directs the summer cheerleading clinic at NWMSU which attracts anywhere from 500 to 700 high school and junior high school girls for a week-long period. Among her honors is a listing in "Who's Who of American Women." On the NWMSU campus, she serves on University committees for admissions, advanced standing, and is a member of the faculty council. She sponsors or has sponsored
New Athletic Center Dedicated to Alpha Sig by Paula A. Keyes, Feature Editor
Sargent School of Physical Education in Boston, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin. The Women's Physical Education Department under her directorship grew in stature, esteem , and numbers. Influenced by her leadership, which was the longest tenure of any woman on campus in college history, the department became one of the best, if not the best, and the largest physical education department of women in the state. In addition to her professional work, she has devoted many hours to worthy social and civic organizations, and continues to do so in her retirement. While at Emporia Kansas State College, Miss McCullough served as advisor to the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. "They are," according to Miss McCullough, "a lovely group of girls and ones for which anyone can be proud." Edna McCullough
In honor of Edna McCullough's tremendous contributions to physical education for women on the campus of Emporia Kansas State College and throughout the state and nation, a commemorative plaque has been placed on the new Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletic Center. Miss McCulluogh is the first person among the distinguished faculty in the history of physical education at Emporia State to be so honored. Her service on the Emporia State campus b egan as an instructor in 1915 after she had received a bachelor's degree from the Kansas State Normal, Emporia. Five years later she was appointed acting head of Physical Education for Women, and in the fall of 1922, she became professor and Head of the Department, a position in which she continued to serve faithfully until June, 1961. During those years she furthered her education by securing a master's degree from the State University of Iowa. Miss McCullough also did additional advanced study at Harvard University,
Beta Beta Alum Receives Honor Mrs. Maria Inge Dicks, a fifty-seven year member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, has been nominated to appear in the fifth edition of "Personalities of the West and Midwest." It is a biographical listing of persons who have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life and who have excelled in business, church, civic, political, government, education or other such fields of interest. Born in 1896, Mrs. Dicks has an AB degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where she was a member of Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She was awarded the Valley Forge Freedom Medal in 1961 and more recently was selected Woman of the Year by the La Junta, Colorado, Business and Professional Women's Club. Mrs. Dicks is a member of many clubs and civic organizations and has tried to serve her community in every way possible throughout the years. THE PHOENI X
Springfield Alum Authors Book
A Birthday Prayer I thanked God this morning For a friendship dear and true I asked Him to make me worthy Of being a friend to you I thanked Him for your presence For letting you pass my way For because I h ave known you I'm a better person today I asked God to bless you To keep you in His care To surround you with His love In this, your birthday prayer. Patricia A. Simmons Patricia A. Simm ons
When Cathy ~ immons wanted a daily devotions book to read as she had observed her mother doing, she triggered something of a chain reaction. Pleased with her daughter's wish, Mrs. Donald L. Simmons, Springfield, Missouri, went shopping for a book of devotions, but couldn't find one she thought was suitable and would meet the needs of a pre-teen. "So I told Cathy 'we'll just write one.'" Tha t was two years ago and the result is a slender book called "Between You and Me, God." The title is taken from one of Cathy's prayers. The sub-title is "Meditations for Growing Girls." Although Patricia Murphy Simmons set out to write a book with an underlying devotional attitude specifically for her daughter, the more she worked on it the more she hoped it would be helpful to other young girls. It became a series of meditative sketches in which a little girl very much like Cathy talks to God about everyday experiences with unabashed directness. "Between You and Me, God" was published
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by Broadman Press of Nashville, Tenn. The preface remarks that "Growing up is exciting, isn't it? But it isn't always easy! It is a time for laughing and a time for crying. It is a time for discovery. It is a time when you discover the joy of just being alive. You discover the joy of change. You discover that those you love the most are not perfect . . . " Patricia Murphy Simmons is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University; where she was a member of Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She is presently active in the Springfield Alumnae Chapter. In addition to Cathy, Pat and Don Simmons have a 16-year-old son. Pat has taught Sunday School classes, been an enthusiastic leader in Girl Scouts, and currently is sponsor of a group of Cadettes, 7th and 8th grade girls of Troop 525. These experiences with girls growing up gave her opportunity for insight into their joys and woes and their need for guidance from above, and from earthly mentors.
Memories of a Vear (Jone R11! by Marcia Oliverio and Diane Yencic Field Representatives
The meaning of sisterhood is loud and clear that rush is so important to them, both formal from Colorado to Delaware. Alpha Sigma Alpha and open. We feel that whether or not a chapter is two or twenty from total chapter size they is growing and attaining her potential. We can't say thanks enough to all of you for should fill as many of these spaces as possibl'e. making our year of travel exciting, special, fulPledge programs need to be revamped. Most filling, rewarding and especially, for making us chapters are still using the same programs they feel a part of your chapter. We now know what used years ago. They do this without a thought sisterhood means when we have walked into so to changing times. The women (and they are many chapters and have been accepted for what women) going thraugh these programs have we are. Thanks. changed. Make your pledge programs suit the There are many moments we will always trea- times. Don't be afraid to set up a pledge program sure from the year: some really great rush parties, revision board to revamp that pledge program. chapters giving through their philanthropic work, Try something new. Make your pledge program beautiful inspirationals where every eye in the vital to the improvement of your pledges' perroom was wet, the installation of new chapters, sonal lives. Are they really gaining something but most impo路r tant, we've seen that great AL..A from the pledge program? sisterhood working to better personalities, camWe've heard just too many officers say "no one puses, and communities all across the country. trained me." Don't let your 路future officers be These are just a few of the moments that we'll caught like this. Officers, sit down this summer always cherish. We have happy memories from and make a procedures manual. Everything that each chapter and many new friends. But amidst is part of your duties for your office at your chapthese happy, brighter moments we shared with ter should go in these. Remember all those things you, there were tears and frustrations. Not getyou had problems with- well, write them down ting those pledges, watching senior apathy, chapand how you solved them. We've seen officers ters using scapegoats instead of facing their probbenefit from this knowledge. lems, or not wanting to try new ideas, seeing Our year as field reps has given us many great sisters petty and irresponsible. ideas and some really fond memories. "I will be The biggest problem we found was sisterhood getting married August 23 to Don James, an apathy. All the rush problems or financial problems are not as insurmountable as sisterhood apa- electrician from Missouri now living in Pittsburg, thy. Watching the sisters tear down, having no Kansas," says Diane. For Marcia, she's looking confidence and not sharing their sisterhood is for a job in marketing or retailing in the East. what hurts many a chapter. Many chapters need No luck so far. to take a good long look at themselves. One thing before we close. You have to beAre they really accomplishing what they want? lieve in Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and the Is their year well balanced? Yes, we are a social Greek system for it to grow. Remember "You organization but we are based on four aims (this are a member of a strong sorority, one that ranks four-aim program doesn't just go for our pledge with the best in the nation. Dream it, live it, program). work for it; in no other way can you so effectively Rush is so very important to every chapter; it's convince others of its beauty, its power and its their "life blood." Many chapters need to realize greatness." 10
collegiate news Debra Bukas, Editor
Alpha Sigma Alpha collegiate chapters were active this year in all areas of sorority life . All chapters stress the importance of serving others through their philanthropic projects. ALPHAS, for example, supported a paraplegic and adopted Lebanese child, participated in a Thanksgiving food drive, and contributed to the Y.W.C.A. Christmas Fund and the "Children of the Philippines." ALPHA BETAS helped sponsor a Dance Marathon for Multiple Sclerosis and collected food and toys for a needy family at Christmas. ETA ETAS were successful in raising money for the Heart Association, while KAPPA KAPPAS held bake sales, candy apple sales, and dances to raise money for the Philadelphia Association for R etarded Children. BET A GAMMAS collected for UNICEF, Muscular Dystrophy, and cosponsored a campus-wide Blood Drive for the American Red Cross. Selling banks and holding a spaghetti dinner helped the BET A RHOS raise money for brain surgery research. GAMMA ETAS participated in several worthwhile philanthropic projects including an anchor splash to raise money for the blind, and the Greek Lyre Sing. A personal touch highlighted GAMMA OMICRON'S philanthropic activities as they made stuffed animals for underprivileged children in Clarion. Supplementing our national philanthropic work for the mentally retarded, DELTA THETA helped with Southern Illinois University's Special Olympics. DELTA LAMBDAS participated in a Dance Marathon for the benefit of Muscular Dystrophy, while DELTA NU SECTION A walked in the Flint Area Easter Seals Walkathon. DELTA XI COLONY participated in the Dallas Baptist College Blood Drive and gave aid to a nearby underprivileged church. Involvement in campus activities has also been stressed in our collegiate chapters. BETA BET AS were busy with reorganizing Panhellenic Rush procedures and Homecoming activities for next fall. In Song Festival, BET A MUS received third place. They also took second place in the Homecoming Car Decorating Contest. BET A RHOS won first place for their Homecoming float and BETA UPSILONS captured first place in Campus Carnival with a circus sideshow which included a piethrow, dart-throw, and ring toss. Engaging in various spirit-boosting activities for the basketball and footbal l teams enabled DELTA XI to win the 1975 Dallas Baptist College Spirit Award. Several chapters this year were recognized for their outstanding achievements in sports. BET A BET AS are proud of their undefeated record in women's intramural basketball. GAMMA KAPPAS captured second place in women's volleyball at Glenville State College, while
many GAMMA MUS were members of Adrian's Women's Basketball Team which was the first to compete in State Tournaments. This year, many chapters received special recognition for thei r scholarship activities. BETA EPSILONS were proud to see fifteen members on the D ean's List. BET A IOTAS were awarded the Radford College Panhellenic Award for maintaining the highest overall grade point average during the year. BETA NU Marty J ohnson, who is a German major, centered her studies on the German language while attending school in Europe. BET A PSIS held the highest grade point average for sororities in the fall, while GAMMA OMEGAS received a trophy for the highest grade point average among the Greeks on campus. DELTA EPSILONS received the Mansfieid State College Panhellenic Cup for Scholarship. Many DELTA IOTAS have made the D ean's List and have become members of departmental honor societies. DELTA MU COLONY received the first annual Panhellenic Scholarship Award for the highest grade point average at Wright State University. The key to much chapter enthusiasm this year was successful rushing. ALPHA ALPHAS entertained spring rushees with an informal open suite, coke dates, pinball, a picnic, a sing-along, and an ice cream social. Rush themes at EPSILON EPSILON thjs year included "Name that Tune," "Funky Fashion Show," and a sketch called "Little Johnny Appleseed." ZETA ZETA'S rush brought enthusiastic pledges while PHI PHIS discovered a "Silly Supper" rush party was a great success. Rush parties at BETA THETA included a treasure hunt ending with dinner, and a pancake supper. They also turned their adviser's horne into a ski lodge for an informal party. BET A SIGMAS ho-ld a Readers' Theater for rushees. Read by three seniors, it describes the meaning and symbols of Alpha Sigma Alpha. GAMMA ZETAS entertained rushees at an informal party called "Round 'Em Up, Partner!" Mickey Mouse, the Mousketeers, and other Walt Disney characters came to life in GAMMA LAMBDA's rush theme, "The Wonderful World of A"2.A." They stressed Alpha friendship, while heightening the fun dressed as Disney characters. Each rushee received flowers and a Mickey Mouse sucker. GAMMA RHO rush parties included "Meet the Alpha Sigs through the Stars," "All About Alpha Sigma Alpha," and a Wine and Cheese Party. DELTA lOT AS held rush parties with fraternities as well as a covered dish dinner. DELTA XI held a poster making party with their rushees. The time and effort spent on rush activities met with
great success in our collegiate chapters. GAMMA XIS, for example, more than doubled their membership, while GAMMA PSIS took the largest spring pledge class at Edinboro State C ollege. Many activities besides rush have highlighted chapter calendars this year. NU NUS celebrated their Golden Anniversary as an Alpha chapter with a formal dinn erdance. The year began an annual tradition at BETA EPSILON as they h eld their first formal Swee theart Dance. Several money-making projects kept the BETA ETAS busy, including raffles and a Christmas boutique. BETA LAMBDAS celebrated the initiation of new members with a Valentine Banquet. BETA PHIS h eld
their annual Sadie Hawkins All Campus Party. It included a "jail" to help raise funds for the chapter. A spaghetti dinner with chapter alumnae and collegiate members marked GAMMA LAMBDA'S ten year anniversary as an Alpha Chapter while DELTA NUS SECTION A and DELTA NUS SECTION B were kept busy with rush, fund raisers, and planning for their installation. DELTA XI, our newest colony, was welcomed into Alpha Sigma Alpha with open arms, warm fellowship a nd fantastic food by th e Dallas Alumnae Chapter and Field R ep resentative Dia ne Yencic at the C olony Pledg路ing.
Rush Themes - 1975 Looking for a new idea for rush? Try one of these themes for fall rush.
Z eta Z eta's Alpha Aloha
Ph i Phi's Flappe r Party
FLAPPER PARTY (JOE'S PLACE) Setting: The room is decorated like a twenties' bar. Use red and white table cloths on card tables and add candles for atmosphere. Old-time signs and other large cardboard signs should be taped to the walls. All Alpha Sig members mu st wear flapper dresses. Entertainment: There should be songs by the flappers, the bartenders, a nd the entire group. A group of flappers shou ld do the Charleston dance. 12
ALPHA ALOHA Setting: The room is decorated with flowers, shells, fish nets, palm trees, and a running founta in. Use long low ta bles for refreshments. If possible, build a wooden hut with bamboo and grass a t the entrance. Quiet Hawaiian music should be played in the background. Refreshments should also carry out the Hawaiian theme. Carved-out pineapples can be filled with fruit and cocktail shrimp. Punch can b e served in coconuts. All Alpha Sig members should wear long flowered dresses with leis. Entertainment: There should be si nging by a small group and by the entire ch ap ter followed by a pearl ceremony. THE PHOENIX
alumnae news Lillian Ford, Editor
During their Valentine's meeting, the AKRON alums planned favors and table decorations for next year's Province Day when they will b e hostesses. Fast-talking auctioneer, Phyllis Weir Norris BY, carried off the annual auction of homemade items held by 路 the ANDERSON alumnae. BOSTON alumnae are proud of Ruth Newcomb Fletcher TT who has been selected for inclusion in the 1974 edition of the World's Who's Who of Women published in Cambridge, England. BUFFALO alums spent an evening with Mr. Davies "Growing Great House Plants." In April, members took their young children to the Buffalo Panhellenic sponsored "Kinderkonzert" at Kleinhans Music Hall. The BUTLER COUNTY alumnae treated the elderly at Oxford View Nursing Home to Easter baskets. CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA alumnae will celebrate their fortieth anniversary with a dinner on October fourth at the Hotel Hilton in Lancaster.
CHICAGO METRO alumnae lent their ideas, help, and experience to local collegiate chapters by sponsoring rush workshops. In March, members, husbands, and boyfriends attended a Bull's basketball game followed by a pizza party. This year CINCINNATI alums enjoyed a guest speaker from their local council for the mentally retarded. They learned the function of Star Center, a halfway house for teenagers and adults who come from special programs in the city and are not yet ready for independent living. COLUMBUS alumnae greeted May by converging on the Miami University, Oxford campus for Province Day. DAYTON alum Pam Chambers Shoffner AA has been working on fund-raising projects for Panhellenic scholarships. A White Elephant Sale dominated the April activities of the DENVER Alumnae Chapter. In May, they collected and sorted rummage for a sale they sponsored . The philanthropic project
The Tulsa, Oklahoma alumnae aid other volunteers in a local March of Dimes T elerama. Ken Dilo of the Lawrence Welk Show was a guest performer.
Three T ulsa, Oklahoma, Panhellenic Board members met at the Tulsa University campus. L ora Sip es A'2.A and Marie Falkner !:1'2. look over Lucilia Wise's shoulder admiring the new book she wrote on Oklahoma.
for the ELKHART-GOSHEN alumnae was making salt and pepper shakers and red-checked flower centerpieces for the Elkhart County Home. EVANSVILLE alumnae are presenting graduating seniors of Delta Kappa with gifts to encourage them to affiliate as active alumnae. FORT WAYNE alums counted calories at an Old Fashion Ice Cream party held at campus for Province Day. HOUSTON alumnae celebrated during the year with a wine tasting party, a Valentine's Day buffet, and a spring family picnic. Members of the INDIANAPOLIS Alumnae Chapter attended the dedication of the Helen Selvage Noblitt Media Center at William Watson Woolen School. Mrs. Noblitt XX, a former student of the school, later taught at the school and formed a classroom library there to teach her students the importance of reading and caring for books. Alumnae of KALAMAZOO h ave founded a community philanthropic project. Having become interested in a "Total Living Center" for retarded children and adults, members have made mobiles and pillows for the center. Penalties were given, sticks were swinging and pucks were flying as MILWAUKEE alums celebra ted Valentine's Day with their "sweethearts" by watching the Milwaukee admiral Hockey Team battle the Sioux City Muska teers. September 1975 will
Mary L ee Wilson HH en joys th e Christ mas Party in the home of hostess Bobb ie Th ompson Burwell
Jesse B. Jutten ( Continued fr om page 6)
superv isor of student teachers in the campus labora tory school, Dr. Jutten has sponsored such organiza tions as Delta Psi Kappa, physical educa tion honorary fra ternity; PEM Club for physical educa tion majors; and Alpha Sigma Alpha social sorority. 14
Mary Matth ews Br serves wassail to Ch risty Bennett Br and president Paula H alfast Br at the Tulsa Christm as Party.
mark the fortieth anniversary of the PITTSBURGH Alumnae Chapter. The new philanthropic project for the RICHMOND alumnae is making clay pots so the elderly in local nursing homes can learn flower arranging. The SOUTHEASTERN ARKANSAS alumnae planned a work day this spring to help Gamma Zeta paint and fix up their sorority room. Members of the TERRE HAUTE Alumnae Chapter hosted their annual Smorgasbord Dinner in February for the local collegiate chapter. TRI-CITY alumnae of Florida allied themselves closely with the Upper Pinellas County Panhellenic Associ ation and presented a Hobby Day in February at the Hilton Hotel at Clearwater Beach. Alumnae of various sororities displayed handmade items. Icy wea ther kept TULSA alums from their scheduled Belly Dancing Program in February. In February, five members of the WASHINGTON, D.C. alumnae journeyed to Longwood College in Virgini a for Province Day. The D.C. alums are also proud that chapter member Louise Pierson Johnson was selected to appear in the 1974 edition of W ho's W ho In Maryland. She is on the staff of the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Maryland. She h as served as president of the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education and Recrea tion, and received the MAHPER special honor award for outstanding service in the field of physical education in the state. Currently the CMSU departments of men's and women's physical education are being fused into one department. The result at her request is that she will shed her administrative duties and again return to full-time teaching. THE PHOENIX
In Memoriam Memorial contributions may be made to the Alpha Sigma Alpha National Philanthropic Fund. An acknowledgment of such a gift is sent to the family of the person in whose memory it is given and to the donor.
ALPHA Mary Alexander Rockwell
TAU TAU Maurine Speer Fisher
ALPHA ALPHA Georgia Turner Kurtz Juanita Wolfe Paddack Nora Moser Wen ner
PHI PHI Charlene Barnes O strus
ALPHA BETA Elizabeth Bern ice Maupin GAMMA GAMMA Gladys Blackford F,unk EPSILON EPSILON Murrel E. Crans Kathryn Ezell Laughlin ZETA ZETA Ruby Drummond Maune Lyda Hale Wade ETA ETA Mabel Marshall Boone THETA THETA Ruth Frances Higgins KAPPA KAPPA Eleanor Oa kes Troxell
BETA ETA Hattie Ga ines Parker BETA THETA Betty Megarah Knapp BETA KAPPA Phyllis Feely Ausec BETA NU Mary Lou Ferrell Brumley BETA PI Jackie C orrente BETA RHO Paula Ann Si ms BETA UPSILON Debbie Erlichman GAMMA EPSILON Alice Finley Kaschel
LAMBDA LAMBDA Iris B. Hill Longley
GAMMA ZETA Susan Lady Rush
NU NU Janet Wilson Fackenthal
GAMMA KAPPA Ani ta Maria Ga vin
RHO RHO Dorcas Gant Renner
DELTA MU Rebecca J ulien
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